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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Portrait of Anna Julia Cooper (1858–1964), between 1901 and 1903. C. M. Bell Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Anna Julia Cooper

Anna Julia Cooper, activist and teacher at M Street High School in Washington, D.C., is well known for articulating a black feminist stance in her book, A Voice from the South (1892). Cooper argued for the importance of black women’s rights—central to education, self-determination, and racial uplift.